[FieldTrip] Call for Papers for BCI journal special issue on affective brain-computer interfaces

Christian Muehl cmuehl at gmail.com
Mon Sep 30 14:54:13 CEST 2013

Call for Papers - Special Issue on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces (aBCI)
Brain-Computer Interfaces Journal

You are cordially invited to make a contribution to a special issue of
Brain-Computer Interfaces (http://tinyurl.com/BCIjournal), entitled
“Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces”. The special issue is a
follow-up to the successful 3rd aBCI workshop held at the ACII
conference in Geneva, in September 2013
(http://hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/abci2013). But, this Call is open for every
researcher working in the field of affective brain-computer
interfacing and interested to contribute.

Affective BCI aims at the detection of affective states, such as
emotions or moods, from neuro-physiological signals. Such systems,
allowing users to control computer games by their emotions, support
relaxation training, or trigger your alarm clock during a shallow
sleep stage have been proposed, implemented, and sold. Moreover, the
affordable hardware and software tools also encouraged artists to play
with the idea of a direct access to people's most private information:
their affective and cognitive states. From these explorations followed
a number of interesting installations, suggesting novel ways of
human-computer as well as human-human interaction: encouraging
affective self-reflection, the synchronization and empathizing between
or the competition of different minds, and the collaborative creation
and manipulation of digital multimodal content.

This special issue on aBCI explores the current possibilities and
limitations of using neuro-physiological signals as a modality for the
recognition of affective/cognitive states, and looks at visions for
the use of this information about the user state in applications for
domains like health, arts, and entertainment. We are seeking
theoretical, methodological, and empirical papers dealing with
different topics that include, but are not limited to:
- novel methods and protocols for affective/cognitive state induction
and data collection for aBCI, addressing challenges such as
generalization/specificity of mental state classification;
- the detection of affective/cognitive states via neurophysiological activity;
- the incorporation of additional modalities, such as physiological
sensors, video, or audio, to support the aBCI calibration and
- innovative concepts for communication or adaptive interfaces using aBCI.

- Deadline for Full Paper Submission: November 22, 2013
- Notification of 1st review outcome: December 15, 2013
- First Revision Due: January 15, 2014
- Notification of 2nd review outcome:  February 01, 2014
- Camera-ready Papers due: February 15, 2014
- Expected publication: June 2014

Manuscripts should be submitted to abci at ewi.utwente.nl
Manuscripts should follow the journal’s guidelines:

Authors are requested to inform the Special Issue Guest Editors about
their intention to submit. Please direct any inquiries, including
those about the suitability of your possible paper, to the
Special-Issue Guest Editors via abci at ewi.utwente.nl :
- Brendan Allison, University of California San Diego, USA
- Guillaume Chanel, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, Geneva, Switzerland
- Christian Mühl, INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, France
- Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Christian Muehl
Postdoctoral Research Associate

INRIA Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest Research Centre
200 avenue de la Vieille Tour
33405 Talence Cedex

Tel: +33(0)535002644
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